AAUW START SMART WORKSHOPS
The Margaret Sloss Center for Women and Gender Equity, Women in Science and Engineering, and ISU Career Services have partnered to offer a number of salary negotion workshops throughout the academic year. Historically, these have been in-person workshops led by a certified facilitator. In 2020-2021, we will be making these workshop available virtually with the help of the AAUW (American Association of University Women).
AAUW Start Smart is specifically designed to teach you how to negotiate salaries for a new job. In every two-hour workshop you will gain confidence in your negotiation style through facilitated discussion and role-play and learn:
- How to identify and articulate your personal value
- How to develop an arsenal of persuasive responses and other strategies to use when negotiating
- How to conduct objective market research to benchmark a target salary and benefits
- About the wage gap, including its long-term consequences
Negotiations can increase the potential to earn higher salaries and better benefits packages. By negotiating fair and equitable salaries, you will be better able to pay off loans, buy the things you want and need, and even save (though it may seem like it is far away) for retirement.